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Scenes of a slow progression toward prison closure at Guantanamo

Scenes of a slow progression toward prison closure at Guantanamo

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General contests claim that Pentagon delayed transfers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. general overseeing the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center says claims that the Pentagon has delayed the release of detainees are nonsense. But he acknowledged concerns that some detainees have returned to the battlefield.

Marine Gen. John Kelly, head of U.S. Southern Command, says there has been an increase in the number of officials from foreign countries visiting Guantanamo to finalize decisions to transfer a detainee to their nation.

The Defense Department has long been criticized over the slow pace of transfers.

He dismissed suggestions that the expected transfer of 17 detainees this month adds credence to the argument that approvals have previously been slow.


Here is a non-comprehensive, reverse-chronological gallery of Guantanamo images, from current protests back to the early days.

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The kidnapping ordeal of an unlucky German tourist

The kidnapping ordeal of an unlucky German tourist

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Two years ago this weekend, the European Court of Human Rights ruled in favor of Khaled El Masri, a German man who was held by police near his European vacation destination for having a name that was somewhat similar to one on a list.

He was then locked for months in a secret CIA prison without charges before being dumped on a roadside in a different part of Europe without explanation.

This gallery comprises a visual timeline of some countries, cities and places involved in his journey.


ADDITION: McClatchy published some additional updated information on El Masri’s current state of affairs on Saturday.



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May 24 Photo Brief: Saddam’s torture masks, self-immolating monks, baby animals and Buddah’s birthday celebration continues

May 24 Photo Brief: Saddam’s torture masks, self-immolating monks, baby animals and Buddah’s birthday celebration continues

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Baby animals continue to be adorable, torture devices from Saddam Hussein’s regime go on exhibit at the Martyrs Monument in Baghdad, Sri Lankan Buddhist monk Bowatte Indaratane self-immolates in protest of cattle slaughter, Buddhists continue the annual celebration of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and death and more in today’s daily brief.

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